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§ 7-202. Board members

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 7. Foresters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. State Board of Foresters (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 7-202
§ 7-202. Board members
(a)(1) The Board consists of 7 members.
(2) Of the 7 members of the Board:
(i) 5 shall be licensed foresters; and
(ii) 2 shall be consumer members.
(3) The Governor shall appoint the members with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(4) The Governor shall appoint each of the licensed forester members from a list of at least 3 names of licensed foresters submitted to the Governor by the Maryland members of the Maryland-Delaware Division of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters.
Citizenship, residency requirements
(b) Each member of the Board shall be:
(1) a citizen of the United States; and
(2) a resident of the State for at least 3 years.
(c) Each licensed forester member of the Board shall have practiced forestry for at least 10 years.
Consumer members
(d) Each consumer member of the Board:
(1) shall be a member of the general public;
(2) may not be a licensee or otherwise be subject to regulation by the Board;
(3) may not be required to meet the qualifications for the professional members of the Board; and
(4) may not, within 1 year before appointment, have had a financial interest in or have received compensation from a person regulated by the Board.
Consumer member restrictions
(e) While a member of the Board, a consumer member may not:
(1) have a financial interest in or receive compensation from a person regulated by the Board; or
(2) grade any examination given by or for the Board.
(f) Before taking office, each appointee to the Board shall take the oath required by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution.
(g)(1) The term of a member is 5 years and begins on July 1.
(2) The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Board on October 1, 1989.
(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(4) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
Removal by Governor
(h)(1) The Governor may remove a member for:
(i) incompetence;
(ii) misconduct; or
(iii) habitual or willful neglect of duty.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection and subject to paragraph (4) of this subsection, a member shall be considered to have resigned if the member did not attend at least two-thirds of the Board meetings held during any consecutive 12-month period while the member was serving on the Board.
(3) The Governor may waive a member's resignation and allow the member to continue serving if the member has been unable to attend meetings for reasons satisfactory to the Governor and the reasons are made public.
(4) In accordance with § 8-501 of the State Government Article, the chairman shall provide notice to the Governor and the Governor shall appoint a successor.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 588, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
Formerly Art. 56, §§ 301, 302, 303.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 7-202, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 7-202
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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